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PVC Oversuit Repair
Posted: 16/12/2019 13:17:12
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Hi all.

My PVC oversuit needs some attention.
Any suggestions on how to repair splits?

Thanks.

Leif.

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Posted: 16/12/2019 13:37:45
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Many many puncture repair kits IP: 86.148.0.110
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Posted: 16/12/2019 13:50:40
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If you don't want to do it yourself, then:

http://www.jumpsuits.randomstuff.org.uk/repairs_alterations.html

did a fantastic job on my friends meander PVC suit. That was a groin split and so was in a difficult place to sort out. 4 years later still good as new.

They also tailored a undersuit to fit me perfectly along with extra zip pockets, knee inserts.

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Posted: 16/12/2019 14:47:25
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It’s the groin that’s split on mine.
It’s a TSA suit, too, so worth hanging on to.
Any idea of the cost your mate paid Mike?

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Posted: 16/12/2019 14:51:11
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Can't remember, will ask and see if he can.

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Posted: 16/12/2019 14:52:36
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As always, you’re a legend.
Will probably ask them about a repair in the new year regardless I think.

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Posted: 16/12/2019 17:02:47
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As Mike says the repair is very good. I think it was just over £40. But you will need to send some photo's to Dennis. Well worth money. IP: 85.115.53.201
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Posted: 16/12/2019 17:19:39
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Aquasure, the wetsuit glue, is really good. Ive used it to fix various holes in PVC & cordura oversuits. Just cut an appropriate sized patch of durable material from an old rucksack or whatever is lying around and slather the patch & surrounding area in the glue.

Think each time I've used it, the repair has outlasted the rest of the material around it...

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Posted: 16/12/2019 20:22:18
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If it won't mend, or if its going to cost you a ton of dosh to fix, I'd recommend this as a replacement:

https://www.inglesport.com/product/alp-design-bitex-oversuit/

I've used it since May in a very wet and rubbly dig (you know) and its been brilliant. Tough as an all-inclusive package-holiday steak dinner. Not the cheapest suit, but you'll know where the extra ££s went when you put it on!

MARK

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Posted: 17/12/2019 13:45:40
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Mr Mike wrote:

If you don't want to do it yourself, then:

http://www.jumpsuits.randomstuff.org.uk/repairs_alterations.html

did a fantastic job on my friends meander PVC suit. That was a groin split and so was in a difficult place to sort out. 4 years later still good as new.

They also tailored a undersuit to fit me perfectly along with extra zip pockets, knee inserts.


This looks good, I might contact them about my old Beaver heavy duty oversuit which has come apart on the seam at the back. It's been fixed once by a local sailmaker but has gone again now. It's annoying as I've only had it 15 years Sad
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Posted: 17/12/2019 14:44:36
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It's annoying as I've only had it 15 years

That’s almost new. My Caving Supplies oversuit is still serviceable, albeit patched by yours truly. Probably the best thing I bought in 1978.
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